Hi, Serdars talk about the NoPhone (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nophone-usa/the-new-and-unimproved-nophone) got me thinking about this trend of paying more for less functionality. How common is this and is this something new?

I understand that there must be multiple versions of products to suit different demands and price levels but the obvious relation is that the more you pay the more you get. But as with the Doro phone and the NoPhone we actually pay quite a lot for less functionality since there are cheaper alternatives with more functionality.

After some thinking I can’t really find any similar cases in other areas. Sure there are very expensive simple watches and so on but that is to me another question. That is not about the regular joe being tired of the advanced technology and being prepared to pay more to actually get less (an expensive watch comes with the status so in some sense you actually get more).

Does this development mean that we are saturated with tech and will this trend keep getting bigger?

I’m not sure if you still follow my thinking but I’m curious whether you know of any similar examples from earlier. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Best Regards
A very confused/confusing Fredrik Hallberg

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One Thought on “Paying more for less functionality

  1. Linda Nilsson Linda Nilsson on September 25, 2015 at 9:22 am said:

    Hi,

    I enjoyed your post on this subject since you take it one step further by seeing the general aspect of it.

    I posted a blogpost on this. Maybe it doesn’t answer you questions but hopefully it can bring the discussion further! 🙂

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